Houston Palestine Film Festival

Sharing the stories of Palestinians through cinema

Houston Palestine Film Festival
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Gaza a Gaping Wound


by Anne Paq & Ala Qandil

This project started during the 2014 Israeli military offensive on Gaza, when the filmmakers realized that every day entire families were bombed – in their homes or while fleeing – and they could not keep count. A whole family disappeared, was wiped out, and so was their story. War was often too chaotic and hectic even to collect all the names of those killed.

Over the course of two years, more than 50 families in the Gaza Strip were interviewed and photographed. The research was done in collaboration with the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, based in the Gaza Strip.

This documentary tells the stories of ten of those families; it also provides the necessary context about the Gaza Strip – historical, social and political.


Houston Palestine Film Festival 2019